Ceremony to appoint professors postponed after dispute between president and academics

The minister of education, Marcel Chládek, has postponed a ceremony planned for Thursday at which the president was due to name new professors. The move follows President Miloš Zeman’s announcement that he would not appoint three nominees. A large number of academics said they would boycott the event as a protest against Mr. Zeman’s move, which they have strongly condemned. Citing their pasts, the president rejected the nominations of Jiří Fajt, Ivan Ošťádal and Jan Eichler.

Author: Ian Willoughby